James joined BlueBay in January 2007 as General Counsel. James has overall responsibility for BlueBay’s Legal, and Governance and Compliance Teams, based in London, Stamford, Tokyo and Luxembourg, which comprises lawyers, company secretarial and compliance professionals who advise and support the business on a wide range of matters.
James joined from Baring Asset Management (BAM) where he was Head of UK Legal from 2001 to 2006 responsible for managing BAM’s UK legal function. Prior to this he was head of the legal team at UBS Asset Management in London. James started his career with Slaughter and May in 1993, where he qualified as a solicitor, before joining Baring Asset Management on the first occasion in 1998. James holds a Law degree from the University of Oxford.